Rush Oak Park Physicians Group Lake Street
1011 W Lake St : Ste 300
Oak Park, IL 60301
Fax: (708) 366-7897
|Board Certified:||Family Medicine|
Kansas City University of Med. & Biosciences - DO
Swedish Covenant Hospital - Family Medicine
When I take care of a patient, I really like to get to know their family dynamics. Getting to know the patients and their family members really helps me understand the patient as a whole and make sure everything is going well for them. It really does do wonders when we work on things before they become a problem —such as diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity — because almost every other patient that I have, we could have avoided some sort of complication that eventually occurs if we don’t work on these. When someone comes in and tells me, “Dr Patel, what do you think? Because you’re my doctor — you’re my primary care doctor. I’ve seen so-and-so, I’ve seen this specialist, but what is it that you think? Because I trust you.” And once I’ve gotten someone to trust me like that, it’s very gratifying. And to then see a patient come back and work on eating healthy, working on exercising and actually see the drop in their cholesterol or their blood pressure or their diabetes is amazing. And that’s what makes my job so great and makes me want to do it over and over again every single day.